Several bandits have been neutralized by Operation Whirl Punch’s air component during an airstrike in Kaduna State’s Giwa Local Government Area (LGA).
In a statement, Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said that Alhaji Ganai’s confirmed hideout, a significant enclave south of Kidandan in Giwa LGA, was the objective of the attack.
The bandit and other members of his gang were neutralized in the attack, which also destroyed the bandit camp.
Similar to how Musa Pajelo’s and Kachalla Bello’s hideouts were attacked and destroyed, Ali Kawaje’s hideout in Birnin Gwari LGA was also a target.
Aruwan further confirmed the destruction of additional bandit camps in the Fadaman Kanauta area of Walawa, while several bandits were also spotted and eliminated in areas 4 kilometers to the southwest of Alhaji Ishiaka, 6 kilometers to the northeast of Maguzawa, and 2 kilometers to the west of Yelwa.
At Dankero, in the Giwa LGA, several armed bandits were seen and neutralized in yet another air attack.
Chikun also covers Gwagwada Forest, Kugosi, Godani, Twali, Gwagwada, Sarkin Pawa, Kabai, Kabusu Hills, Amara Hills, Sabon Gayan, and Polewire, where an active position was engaged and destroyed around 4 kilometers south of Godani.
Armed reconnaissance was also conducted over the Rima, Riyawa, Rumana, Kaduna Airport region, and other areas in the Igabi LGA.
Other locations covered by airborne patrols encompass the Birnin Gwari, Giwa, and Igabi LGAs and include Galadimawa, Kidandan, Dogon Dawa, Saulawa, Maidaro, Maganda, Goron Dutse, Sararai, Kushaka, Kuriga, Manini, Kuduru, Yelwa, and Sabon Birni.
The Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road, Buruku, Kurmin Dande, Damba, Ungwan Yako, Udawa, Gagafada, and Kamfanin Doka were all reportedly the subject of ongoing reconnaissance.
The aerial operations included Jaka da Rabi, Olam Farms, Rijana, Katari, and Jere on the Kaduna-Abuja Road and Railway. Regular automobile and human activity was seen. Hanawanka, Kukoki, Kadaga, Durumi, Pongu Geri, and Kundu all experienced the same thing.
The commissioner claimed that fighter aircraft regularly flew above Ungwan Madaki in Kamazou, Chikun LGA. Additionally included were Kutura, Iburu, Kajuru, Kachia, and Kankomi.